Fiscal Responsibility with Pedro Antunes and Kevin Page

Canadian Economics

By: Kevin Page, Pedro Antunes

Leadership Perspectives: Economics Matters, Episode 7

In this episode, our guests Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada, and Kevin Page, founding President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, discuss the evolving definition of fiscal responsibility in 2023. They address key issues such as the lack of consensus around debts and deficits, the influence of macroeconomic drivers on federal spending, the potential need for revenue increases, and the consequences of borrowing from future generations. They also provide advice to government policymakers as they navigate complex challenges like fiscal sustainability, growth, inflation, rising interest rates, war in Ukraine, climate change, and energy transition.

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Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada

Kevin Page

Founding President and CEO, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa